1. Be clear of your vision. Repeat yourself if necessary. Sometimes you'll be asked over & over again. Stick to your decision, don't be talked into doing something you don't want to.
2. Know the implications of saying yes - When you take a wrong decision by succumbing to peer pressure, you may land yourself in deep sorrow and feel remorseful about the whole situation.
3. Realize that saying no is okay. We keep thinking that it’s not okay, that the other person will feel bad, that we’re being evil, that people will be angry, that we’re being rude, etc. If the person is your friend, he/she will understand when you say no.
4. Build Self Esteem - Your inner strength and self-confidence to say ‘no’ can help you stand firm, walk away, and resist doing something when you know better.
5. Be respectful - Thanks, but no thanks. You can be polite, but you still aren't interested. You can say, “It's something I'm just not into.”
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